[Metadatalibrarians] Nominate a great librarian for the NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services!

Ann Kardos annk at library.umass.edu
Mon Jan 7 07:21:34 PST 2019

New England Technical Services Librarians (NETSL) Executive Board is seeking nominations for our annual NETSL Award for Excellence in Library Technical Services.

The NETSL Award recognizes and honors contributions to the field of library technical services in New England. We want to hear about those technical services librarians and library staff who have inspired others. Do you have a colleague who has tackled today's challenges in technical services and triumphed? Do you know a person who leads the way in innovation, collaboration, or data integration? If you know someone who fits any or all of these descriptions, please consider submitting a nomination.

The next NETSL Award will be presented at the annual conference to be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

Eligibility for nomination:

*         Nominees living in New England who have made contributions on a national level through publications, service, or innovations in practice.

*         Nominees living outside of New England whose service to the profession has positively impacted New England libraries.

*         Nominators and nominees are not required to be NETSL/NELA members.

*         Current members of the NETSL Executive Board are not eligible for consideration.

It's easy to nominate someone, just fill out this brief submission form<https://goo.gl/forms/Ga8b7Fa8tk1xb4to2> by Friday, January 25, 2019.

Past recipients accomplishments include:


"illustrating that librarians in smaller academic and health sciences libraries have a valuable role to play in the advancement of technical services best practices."

"being an advocate for 'back of the house' operation while keeping public service in the forefront of her mind"


"ability to lead, innovate, and boldly face new challenges in technical services"

"dedicating her professional life to the cause of effective automation in the immediate service of technical services"


"infectious enthusiasm, big picture vision and can do attitude toward change"

"outstanding management and intuitive mentoring and coaching of her staff, making her a highly respected by all who work with her"


"dedicated participation in local and national library organizations, especially ALA and the Boston Library Consortium"

"contributions to the professional development of librarians through numerous presentations and publications and sharing his knowledge and insight with the library community"

Further information, including past recipients, is available on the NETSL website: https://netsl.wordpress.com/award/.

Ann Kardos
2019 NETSL Outreach Officer

Ann Kardos
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Metadata Librarian
W.E.B. Du Bois Library
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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